A Little Bit of Britain at Port Lockroy

A Little Bit of Britain at Port Lockroy

The way to Port Lockroy was blocked with ice. The captain thought we could go the long way around to get there more quickly as there was no ice reported that way . . . or so we thought. Happily whizzing along at 8-9 knots we hit ice. Lots of it. The ship slowed down...
Hiking With Penguins On Danco Island, Antarctica

Hiking With Penguins On Danco Island, Antarctica

My morning started with a boom as I stood at the back of the ship. Huge volumes of snow raced down the side of the mountain on a determined path to the sea.   What an experience to witness!   The view on our way to Danco Island . . .   This morning we landed on Danco...
Setting foot on the Antarctic Peninsular

Setting foot on the Antarctic Peninsular

Land ahoy! Today was the day we would set foot on the Antarctic Peninsular.   Hannah Point & Livingston Island   Our first landing was going to be at Hannah Point, which lies in Walker Bay on the southern coast of Livingston Island.   There was an air of...
Sailing Down The Beagle Channel

Sailing Down The Beagle Channel

Our Antarctica adventure truly began today as we left the port of Ushuaia at 6am. The advantage of having been delayed by the weather in the Drake Passage was that we were now be sailing down the Beagle Channel in daylight hours.   It’s so great to be out on the...
Let The Antarctica Adventures Begin!

Let The Antarctica Adventures Begin!

Today’s the day. I’m off to Antarctica! Honestly I can’t quite believe it’s happening. This has been a dream trip of mine for years. I’d even set up a special bank account called “Antarctica Adventure” while I was living in London (pre 2009) so it’s fair to say that...
14 photos to make you want to visit Trinidad, Cuba

14 photos to make you want to visit Trinidad, Cuba

I travelled to Cuba with my 30 strong dance team as a wind down after performing at the largest salsa festival in the world in Los Angeles.   We visited Havana first and it was such a wonderful place that I wasn’t sure that I wanted to leave and explore other places....

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